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EU water law will NOT be changed, confirms European Commission

In a landmark day for Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands, the European Commission has announced that the EU’s strong water legislation — the EU Water […]

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Inside the takedown of Europe’s multi-billion pound eel mafia

Eels are one of the ocean’s great mysteries, but populations have been trafficked to the verge of extinction. Now eel-smuggling gangs are starting to get […]

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Native Oyster experts prepare biosecurity recommendations for European oyster restoration projects

With an estimated decline of 95% since the 19th century, native oyster reefs are one of the most threatened marine habitats in Europe. The key driver behind this […]

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108 smugglers arrested and over 2 tonnes of glass eels seized in Europe

EUROPOL, 04 June 2020. On the occasion of the World Environment Day, which takes places tomorrow, Europol marks this day by promoting environmental action and its […]

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Welcoming the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

“Bringing nature back in our lives” is a strong and encouraging title for the communication EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, COM(2020) 380 final, recognising the […]

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Feedback to EC’s Climate Law

The European Commission has ongoing public consultations to hear its citizen’s view on the upcoming laws and policies. Currently there is a proposal for a […]

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International Swan Census reports major numbers in Volga Delta

In February a major survey was undertaken in the Volga Delta, Russia, aiming to assess the numbers of different swan species in the region. This […]

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Let’s recognize paludiculture as an eligible practice in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which provides financial support for farmers, must safeguard and stimulate the preservation of carbon- rich soils through the protection of […]

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Vistula, Bug and Pripyat: European rivers matter!

At the occasion of International Day of Action for Rivers, Wetlands International Europe raises concern about plans for the construction of an inland navigation route […]

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Big steps forward for waterbird & wetland monitoring in the Arabian Peninsula

The coastal wetlands of the Arabian Peninsula are important habitats for migratory waterbirds from Central Asia, Eastern African and Europe. Building on the regional strategy […]